Emergency Management Definitions

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Definitions of emergency management on the Web:

  • The organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies, in particularly preparedness, response and rehabilitation. Emergency management involves plans, structures and arrangements established to engage the normal endeavours of government, voluntary and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of emergency needs. This is also known as disaster management.
  • Emergency Notification and Personal Security; and Emergency Vehicle Management
  • Organized analysis, planning, decision making, and assignment of available resources to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of all hazards.
  • The discipline and the profession of applying science, technology, planning, and management to deal with extreme events that can injure or kill large numbers of people, do extensive damage to property and disrupt community life. As a process it involves preparing, mitigating, responding and recovering from an emergency. Critical functional components include planning, training, simulating drills (exercises), and coordinating activities.
  • Emergency management is the function of organizations concerned with ensuring that their organization can continue to function during and after a crisis or natural disaster.
  • This "Select Emergency Management-Related Terms and Definitions" document has been compiled by B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM, FEMA emergency management higher education project manager, for use in the Higher Education Project course, "Theory, Principles and Fundamentals of Hazards, Disasters and U.S. Emergency Management." http://www.csc.noaa.gov/vata/glossary.html It includes at least 8 definitions of emergency management.

For DisasterManagement ontology purposes.